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Welcome to the NET+ Google Cloud Platform (GCP) wiki.

Many Internet2 member institutions take advantage of this service offering. If your institution is one of them then this wiki will provide details on how to make the most of your participation of the programming and interact with peers across Internet2 member institutions. 

This program is open to all Internet2 higher education member institutions. If you are looking details on how to join the program, please visit the Sign Up Tab of the NET+ GCP webpage.

You can also find out more about the Internet2 Cloud Connect offering for GCP Partner Interconnect.

Subscribers to NET+ GCP have access to special offers through January 31st, 2020. Find out more about these on-boarding offers (Sign in with your university credentials to access link).

Service Documentation and Resources

Accessibility:

Identity:

  • GCP identities are closely tied to the GSuite environment - schools currently use Google Cloud Directory Sync to sync users and to populate Google Groups
  • If you are interested in working on a recommendation for dynamic group population and Role mapping for authorization management - email netplus@internet2.edu

Information Security:

Contract and Pricing:

Community Resources

Participate in our Online Community (Subscribers Only):

Institutions participating in the NET+ GCP program may take advantage of our email discussion list and Slack channel to receive curated program updates and participate in other activities and events. Please contact netplus@internet2.edu to be added.

Join the GCP Community Forum (Open to all community members):

Users of GCP are encouraged to join the GCP Community Channel in the Educause Cloud Community Group Slack. See the Higher Ed Cloud Community Conversation and Additional Resources page on the Cloud Wiki for instructions to join.

Collaborate on the Cloud Wiki:

Speaking of community, did you know about the Cloud Wiki? This was created specifically for YOU, members of the higher education community to collaborate with each other. Log in to see a Cloud Job descriptions page and contribute your knowledge!

Contribute Code:

Looking to share your latest Terraform config? Add it to the Cloud Wiki Helpful GitHub Repos list or email sjeanes@internet2.edu to request access and create a repo in the Community Cloud Config GitHub organization.

Questions on Offers, Distributors and Resellers, Agreement Structure:

Find answers to frequently asked question in these Knowledge Base articles.

Key Program Updates

Subscribers may review our mailing list archives for monthly program and GCP updates.

Thanks to all who joined us for our second session in the Getting Started with NET+ GCP workshop.

The recorded video is available in Panopto here (https://internet2.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=62c9da6a-9203-4c11-8d87-abbc015203b1).

Here are the slides:


There are two more sessions as part of the NET+ GCP Workshop - you can register to attend at https://www2.internet2.edu/i2-online-GCP-workshop-2020:

Security in GCP

Thursday, May 21, 2020 1PM ET/12PM CT/10AM PT (60 Minutes)

This third session will feature a Andy Chang from Google, offering an overview of security features within GCP, and how to utilize them within your campus security practices. The goal for this session is to gain a better understanding of security features within GCP.

Speaker: Andy Chang, Google

Using GCP in Research

Thursday, May 28, 2020 1PM ET/12PM CT/10AM PT (60 Minutes)

In the final session, we will hear about exciting research projects utilizing GCP to advance science in the real world, along with how to use NET+ GCP to get research credits and utilizing GCP with NIH Strides funding. Goal for this session is to inspire ideas and ways to utilize GCP for Research within Higher Education.

Speakers: Alice Kamens (Google), Preetesh Kantak (Indiana University), Boyd Wilson (Omnibond), Jamie Sunderland (Internet2)


The video recording and presentation slides from the General Intro to NET+ GCP Workshop session are now available.

The video recording is in Panopto here (https://www2.internet2.edu/l/66332/2020-05-12/c4t4s6).

Here are the slides.


There are three more sessions as part of the NET+ GCP Workshop - you can register to attend at https://www2.internet2.edu/i2-online-GCP-workshop-2020:

Managing GCP on Campus

Thursday, May 14, 2020 1PM ET/12PM CT/10AM PT (60 Minutes)

This second session will provide an overview of how to manage NET+ GCP on your campus, including managing identity, billing, and network integration. The goal for this session is to gain an understanding of GCP integration with existing campus technology.

Speakers: John Bailey, Washington University; Bob Flynn, Indiana University; George Loftus and Linda Roos, Internet2

Security in GCP

Thursday, May 21, 2020 1PM ET/12PM CT/10AM PT (60 Minutes)

This third session will feature a top security expert from Google, offering an overview of security features within GCP, and how to utilize them within your campus security practices. Goal for this session is to gain a better understanding of security features within GCP.

Speaker: Andy Chang, Google

Using GCP in Research

Thursday, May 28, 2020 1PM ET/12PM CT/10AM PT (60 Minutes)

In the final session, we will hear about exciting research projects utilizing GCP to advance science in the real world, along with how to use NET+ GCP to get research credits and utilizing GCP with NIH Strides funding. Goal for this session is to inspire ideas and ways to utilize GCP for Research within Higher Education.

Speakers: Alice Kamens, Google; Jamie Sunderland, Internet2


 More details on the Virtual Series, and a link to register can be found on the main Internet2 blog here: https://www.internet2.edu/blogs/detail/17618


Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Security in GCP, featuring an overview of GCP security from a Google expert
  • Managing identity and billing in GCP, and GCP’s relationship with GSuite 
  • Network integration for GCP, featuring Internet2 network experts
  • Some examples of real-life campus use of GCP from program participants
  • How you can participate in the NET+ GCP community of practice

Are you curious about the NET+ Google Cloud Platform program? Wondering if your campus needs an institutional agreement for GCP? Trying to find out more about the various parties involved in the program and how to get started? 

Internet2 and Google have worked with Carahsoft, the distributor for the NET+ GCP program, is hosting a Webinar this Wednesday, November 20, 2019, covering these topics and more. The webinar will feature two campus leads of the service validation team, Bob Flynn from Indiana University and John Bailey from Washington University in St. Louis. The webinar starts at 2:00 pm Eastern time and will last approximately 45 minutes and is a good introduction to the program for procurement and contractual specialists as well as cloud IT generalists.

For more information and to sign up for the webinar, go to: https://carahevents.carahsoft.com/Event/Details/134300-Oren

The NET+ GCP Early Adopters team has been listening to your feedback on what would help you support researchers on your campus with GCP and because of that we have added a new offer to NET+ GCP.  

The Google team has approved this as one of a number of offers to subscribing NET+ GCP campuses through the end of December.  We would love to see lots of uptake so we can be sure to renew them for next year. Please email netplus@internet2.edu for more details.

40 Hours of Researcher Support
Receive 40 research consultation hours for your university to support getting started with projects on GCP. The team at your university managing research computing or cloud computing has control of allocating these hours to researchers over 3 months. Here’s our suggested framework for allocating across 3 researchers:

  • 2 hours - Background gathering: Project goals and computing needs
  • 5 hours - Education: Research reference architecture, best practices for researchers, and deep dive into key areas based on information received during background gathering (training on how to access GPUs and TPUs, running SLURM jobs, high CPU & high memory workloads)
  • Remaining hours - Project setup and ongoing support: Advice & assistance from SMEs, office hours assistance


NET+ GCP Service Advisory Board Membership

  • (Chair) Bob Flynn, Indiana University
  • Atul Pala, San Jose State
  • Brian Pasquini, University of Pittsburgh
  • Damian Doyle, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Erik Lundberg, University of Washington
  • Joshua Hyman, University of Pittsburgh
  • John Bailey, Washington University of St Louis
  • Maneesha Aggarwal, Columbia University
  • Nick Young, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Olu Brown, Masachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Eric Rau, Michigan State University
  • Sam Porter, University of Maryland
  • Stratos Efstathiadis, New York University
  • Zach Przybilla, Penn State University
  • Sara Jeanes, Internet2, Staff Liaison
  • Oren Sreebny, Internet2, Staff Liaison

To Contact the Service Advisory Board

Questions?

Send Feedback or Submit a Feature Request:

The NET+ GCP program is managed by an Internet2 program manager with the support of the NET+ GCP Early Adopter Team. 

The NET+ GCP Early Adopter Team reviews and priorities community feature requests on a periodic basis. Feature requests may be submitted to netplus@internet2.edu.




 




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